Mechanically Finished

A project log for DIY Harmonic Drive Equatorial Mount

A home built equatorial mount for my telescope built mostly recycled components I have had lying around.

Jerry BiehlerJerry Biehler 07/01/2014 at 01:200 Comments

The OTA popped off the forks very easily, I did it in about 10 minutes last night. I went down to the hardware store and picked up the bolts for the saddle today and put it together. Some pics of it assembled.

At this point I would say it is mechanically finished. Now I need to put together the controls.

A bit overkill for a 10", I think. It weighs in at 96lbs without the scope. It has gone from portable to luggable.